Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples

Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples
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$62.35
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Visit one of the richest and most interesting Archaeological museums in the world. It contains unique masterpieces found in Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding area. The tour will be led by a local expert guide.

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples houses one of the world's most precious collections of Greek-Roman works of art.

The museum was founded by Charles VII, king of Naples in late XVIII century to preserve the treasures inherited from his ancestors and those discovered during the excavations of the Ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

On this tour we will see famous sculptures such as the Farnese Bull and Atlas; colorful mosaics of the Battle between Darius and Alexander; original 2000 year old frescoes that detached from the houses in Pompeii, Stabia, and other excavated ancient towns that were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The collections are vast and include many different types of artifacts. We provide general tours of the museum highlights, as well as specific itineraries focused on a particular subject matter of your interest and/or your choosing which makes for a very personalized tour.

I is is advisable to combine the museum visit with exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum in order to get a comprehensive and full understanding of what Ancient Roman life, art, and society was like in ancient Roman times. Imagine what it must have been like walking amongst Roman emperors, nobles, and every day people.

Visit one of the richest and most interesting Archaeological museums in the world. It contains unique masterpieces found in Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding area. The tour will be led by a local expert guide.